Rough rides experienced on stretchers and ambulances
Editor: Who has ridden in an Ambulance?
My sister had a badly infected appendix and they took her to Herbert and they sent her on to Moose Jaw in the ambulance. She said it was a ride to hell and back and she said they must have driven over every rock pile between Herbert and Moose Jaw.
If she had died, they would have said, “Too bad she didn’t make it,” not that it was the ride that may have killed her.
I asked why is it so rough and everyone says, “Oh, the ambulance is built on a truck chassis.”
Oh? What about the stretcher?
There are thousands of semis out there and I wonder how many drivers there would be out there if they had to sit on a stretcher every mile they drove, and there are thousands of farmers riding in tractors. I wonder how many would like to ride on a stretcher.
It is so sad to think that we put a man on the moon but can’t build a better stretcher. I’d like to take all the politicians and all the medical professionals and put them in an ambulance in Herbert and take them to Moose Jaw, but first I’d give them a good dose of laxative.
I’m sure that by the time we got to Moose Jaw there would be some changes.
It just makes me so sad to think that no one seems to care. Would every one who has had a bad ride in an ambulance please write in?